We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support. 
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Beth Licitra

DVM, PhD
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Staff Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
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Dr. Licitra graduated from Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Virology. After graduation, she worked at an emergency clinic in upstate NY for a year. She then joined our practice in 2017.

She is originally from the Hudson Valley region of New York but now resides locally in the Ithaca area. She lives with her her two energetic boys and their three cats Mia, Hailey and Booty Bear. Outside of work she enjoys reading, horseback riding and running.
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Emergency & Critical Care

VCA Colonial Animal Hospital offers emergency care to our community from 8am-10pm seven days a week, 365 days a year and patients under care 24/7. Our emergency services give your pet access to all the resources of our specialty hospital, including a board-certified surgeon, acupuncturist, ultrasound, endoscopy, blood product therapy, in-house laboratory services, and 24 hour care.

If your pet is ill, please call our office at (607) 257-3650. Our receptionists handle calls and will arrange for your pet to be seen as soon as possible. Pets are seen on a triage basis, which means the most critically ill pets are seen first. Our receptionists should be able to advise you of any potential wait. Please note that our emergency veterinarians are unable to discuss problems or offer advice over the telephone without a thorough examination. If your patient would be better served by a specialist that is unavailable at our hospital we will stabilize your pet and offer you a referral.

Note to Patients of Other Veterinary Hospitals:
Please alert us if you are a regular client of another veterinary hospital. We see patients of all other veterinarians between 8am-10pm seven days a week. We will send a summary of our work with your pet to your veterinarian the day after examination.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

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VCA Colonial Animal Hospital

2369 N. Triphammer Road

Ithaca, NY 14850

Main: 607-257-3650

Fax: 607-257-7009

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS:

8:00 am-9:00 pm, 7 days a week

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